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Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett

goobdiddy's review

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4.0

A nice outing with the wizards, although it helps to have a bit of familiarity with fanatical British football fans to truly appreciate the humor. I liked this one a little better than the previous couple of discworld books.

dalicieux's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

londonsetterby's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

guppyur's review

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3.0

Solid enough. Not one of the really great Discworld novels, but plenty entertaining.

tdsump's review

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funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

thebookdragon666's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

devonforest's review

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3.0

I didn't quite get into this one. I don't know if it was because the beginning was jumping around a bit and didn't seem cohesive. I just didn't get into the characters or the plot

wapasiw's review

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adventurous funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

hawks_quill's review

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funny hopeful lighthearted slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.75

This one was a mixed bag for me.  I really loved some of the characters and thought a few of the arcs were perfectly executed, but there was simply too much going on. It's the longest Discworld novel and felt much too long, particularly at the end. I loved the working class characters but found the racial politics surprisingly regressive for Pratchett. I did learn a lot about football, though.

helen___'s review against another edition

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funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0